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PERKS FOR PITCHING IN. IT’S A WIN, WIN. AND YOU GET BRAGGING RIGHTS

Every donation gets a Facebook and Newsletter shoutout. and you can brag that you helped publish a book when it is launched. $5 – A POEM in your honor. Clever, humorous original, though not insulting, poem about you .MORE PERKS BELOW PICTURE [caption id="attachment_613" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The second book of the trilogy[/caption] plus a Facebook and Newsletter shoutout $7 – A “Curt Locklear’s Plethora of Jokes” and the award-winning novella, CALLIE MOON, on PDF. Yours to read and enjoy. $12…

Shiloh Reenactment

The Drum beat goes On! I had the chance to be a reenactor at the 155th anniversary of the battle of Shiloh. Over 2500 reenactors attended. Perhaps 3000 or more visitors came to watch the action. Very moving event. I learned a lot and met some to the best people in the world. Bravo to all who made the event possible. I learned a good deal about the different types of Cavalry saddles as well as the multiple types of…

More Surprising Civil War Facts

1.From 1861 to 1865, the number of #orphans in America doubled. 2. #Horses and other draft animals had about a 7 month #life expectancy during the war. 3. The leading cause of death by disease during the war was diarrhea. About one case in 40 was fatal. Poor sanitation in camps and prisoner of war camps contributed to the situation. 4. Most #soldiers, when #marching, covered about 15 to 20 miles a day. Not bad, especially for southern soldiers who…

Splintered is the New Title for the 2nd Book

After a large number of votes were cast, Splintered still won by a huge margin. Thanks to all who voted. The book is at the published. It'll be a few months until it's ready to come out. I'll give plenty of notice. I invite everyone who has not read Asunder, A Novel of the Civil War, to get a copy. It's at Amazon, at BandN.com and at Outskirts Press. Other providers have picked it up, too. It's featured at Bookpeople…

Bee in the Car, first half

Bee in the Car  FIRST HALF.     I HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS SHORT STORY. First of all, I’m allergic to bees. That’s very important to this story. I carry an epinephrine pen with me wherever I go, because a bee sting could cause me to kick the bucket. Lucky me. Secondly, my neighbor called me a wimp because I couldn’t lift a tree limb that had fallen in my yard.  Not anything I’m proud of, but I would probably be featured on…